The US right wing currently has so much power that it no longer feels the need to justify its form of lawlessness. The concentration of wealth has created a culture of cruelty.
Donald Trump sent his interior secretary to make a pointed threat against Lisa Murkowski over her health care vote.
Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based freelance columnist who has covered labor ad politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his web site, dickmeister.com.